KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12173 posts, RR: 51 Posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5747 times:
An Indonesian Air Force Fokker F-27 transport/cargo plane, with a crew of 7 aboard crashed today on approach to a Jakata Military Base and into an Air Force housing area. So, far, of the crew, at least 6 have died, with one still clinging to life. There were at least 3 people on the ground killed as it crashed into about 8 houses. It appears there were many injured people on the ground and all have been taken to an Air Force Hospital at the base.
I am praying for those injured and killed. May those killed RIP
wimdemeester From Netherlands, joined Dec 2011, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5014 times:
We could say that they are not lucky with their F-27 operations but please remember that they ordered 8 of these as far back as Spring 1975 and that I saw them built during 1977/1978 so on average they are now 35 years of age. We also know that their cardex system wasn't kept up-to-date from the very beginning and there is no reason to suppose that it has improved over the years.
Conclusion: nothing to wonder about what happened and this may continue as not that much improvement can be observed.